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Ten Mile River AT Bridge

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Ten Mile River AT Bridge

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BH Photo #475784

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Description 

This bridge, referred to on trail signage as simply "The Bridge" has the appearance of a modern pedestrian truss structure, so it is likely that this bridge does not date to the original creation/designation of the Appalachian Trail and rather is a replacement for a previous bridge of an unknown design at this location. The bridge however is impressive as an example of a super long single span that crosses the entire river without a pier, yet also without any cantilever technology. This is one thing that sets the modern pedestrian truss bridges apart - they seem to be able to have an indefinite or nearly indefinite span length and somehow manage to function correctly without being a cantilever bridge or having a center pier. That being said, these super long bridges do sway and bounce a bit when you cross them.

Facts 

Overview
Modern Pratt pony truss bridge over Ten Mile River on Appalachian Trail
Location
Fairfield County, Connecticut, and Litchfield County, Connecticut
Status
Open to pedestrians
Design
Modern Pratt pony truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.66591, -73.50720   (decimal degrees)
41°39'57" N, 73°30'26" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/624276/4613760 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 89903 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 9, 2020: New photos from Nick Boppel

Sources 

  • Nick Boppel - nickboppel01 [at] gmail [dot] com